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War, Inc. Reviews

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July 30, 2009
This absurdist political farce has its moments but requires a deft touch for satire ... perhaps no one could have made the uneven script work.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 6, 2009
Sophisticated political satire, ridiculous farce, black humour, spoof, intellectual game playing and comic invention
October 29, 2008
It's as if the movie is stuck in a muddy middle, unable to go whole hog with its sending up of toxic Americana and unwilling to be serious about exploring how toxic it really is.
October 18, 2008
War, Inc. squanders some top-tier talent (Marisa Tomei, Sir Ben Kingsley) as well as our patience.
October 18, 2008
What is supposed to be a sharp parody is so slow, we're always several steps ahead.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 18, 2008
Either too cartoonish, or not cartoonish enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 18, 2008
This John Cusack-driven exercise in scorched-earth political comedy is neither as dark nor as timely as intended, and certainly not as funny.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 18, 2008
Piercingly funny political satire with terrific cast is on view in this future-set story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 26, 2008
If there's one thing a comedy needs, it's a good exit strategy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 18, 2008
Despite flashes of comic inspiration and an abundance of anything-goes boldness, this well-intentioned but wobbly satire is a chaotic free-fire zone.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 14, 2008
Nice try, but this hallucinatory polemic never jells.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 6, 2008
Any hopes you might be holding out for a smart, sophisticated political satire will immediately be squashed at the sight of Dan Aykroyd on the toilet.
July 3, 2008
Only occasionally hits the target.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 3, 2008
While its plot aligns War, Inc. with other, higher-profile action-thrillers, its political critique is more explicit and its ad campaign more oblique.
June 29, 2008
...there's plenty of material ripe for savage satire out in the world right now, and while I approve of the targets War, Inc. took aim at, I can't say that it ever scored a direct hit.
June 28, 2008
Cusack as a mercenary in bulltetproof designer suits and Hilary Duff doing a kinky Arab superstar sexpot shoving scorpions down her crotch, can't save this satire crossing the line between the chaos of war and the chaos of filmmaking.
June 27, 2008
A film that confronts the absurdity and violence of modern warfare by taking it to the surreal and goofy next level.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 26, 2008
An Iraq satire being released past the point when discussing the occupation has become wearying and parodying it a slow-target yawn.
June 26, 2008
For critics of the war with an appetite for red meat, War, Inc. will prove filling, if not quite completely nourishing.
June 17, 2008
Each earnest impulse blunts the edge of an already scattered satire and obscures the logic beneath it. And the laughs are buried in the same pile of disorderly conduct.
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